Essentials of Byzantine Architecture
What you'll learn
- Students will learn the key developments, vocabulary terms, and works of art which are associated with Byzantine architecture.
- Students who have completed the preceding courses "Essentials of Roman Architecture" and "Essentials of Early Christian Architecture" will be able to appreciate some elements' continuity, but this course also can stand alone and provide a solid grounding in the earliest architecture of Byzantium.
This course takes a look at the distinct characteristics of Byzantine architecture and introduces the student to its primary examples. This lecture also branches out from most Byzantine architectural histories by its inclusion of domestic architecture, in the form of the Byzantine-era palaces of Venice, Italy. By the end of this course, the student will be able to confidently recognize Byzantine architectural forms in a variety of contexts.
Who this course is for:
- High school, university, and graduate students will find both a review of key pieces and developments as well as original research and connections which are exclusive to this course.
Dr. Lily Filson has held the title of Assistant Professor for both private as well as state universities in the United States. She received her Ph.D. in the Philosophy of Formative Sciences and her M.A. in Italian Renaissance Art History; her educational fellowships include a European Research Council Grant Fellowship at the Universita' Ca Foscari in Venice, Italy, the Katerina Duskova Memorial Fellowship from the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, and the Syracuse University Florence Fellowship. She has more recently won a Short-Term Grant from the Renaissance Society of America and a Research Award from the University of Oxford.
Her studies and career have brought her into contact with numerous artworks and sites that go beyond traditional art history survey courses; her lectures feature unique content and fresh perspectives on the greatest story ever told: why and how art is made and how we relate to it over time. She brings first-hand experience and a warm delivery style to her video lectures which bring ancient artworks to life.